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Green Chile Nacho Cheese Sauce [Vegan]

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Is it a dip … a sauce … a condiment? Whatever you end up calling it, this nacho cheese sauce is incredibly versatile. Dip raw veggies or chips in it. Drizzle it warmed on top of steamed broccoli, cauliflower, or a medley of roasted vegetables. This recipe would make a great cheezy pasta sauce, tossed with cooked macaroni, topped with breadcrumbs and baked until crispy. Got some left over? You could also try it on pizza, burritos, or gooped onto a burger or tofu dog. No idea is a bad one with this sauce.

Green Chile Nacho Cheese Sauce [Vegan]

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in 2 cups water for 2-4 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, diced (I used jarred)
  • 1/4 cup green chiles, diced (I used canned)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preparation

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine drained cashews, red peppers, green chiles, nutritional yeast flakes, lemon juice, water, cayenne and sea salt. Blend until smooth, occasionally scraping the sides to make sure it’s thoroughly mixed.

 

AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Through her website, Homemade Levity, Sara Hohn offers easy recipes, meal plans and guidance for thriving on a plant-based diet. Balancing work as a chef, recipe developer and user experience designer, Sara knows what it’s like to be pressed for time. Her straightforward recipes help busy people easily incorporate plant-based foods into their lifestyle. When she’s not discovering new ways to simplify meal preparation, she’s trying to conjure more space in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen.


 

 



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74 comments on “Green Chile Nacho Cheese Sauce [Vegan]”

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Kara
25 Days ago

Made this tonight and it was awesome! I did not have peppers or chilis so I subbed a 1/2 cup of salsa. Even my non vegan hubby was very impressed! Thanks!


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Kristin Monahan
5 Months Ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMZgbyWV75s


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Feallan Grey
5 Months Ago

Zandra Spaans boop


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Cassandra Naughton
5 Months Ago

Sammy Gee


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Heather Brandon
5 Months Ago

Heather Rodgers


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Heather Rodgers
11 Jan 2016

Yes!

Dronenburg Ali
5 Months Ago

CLEVA!


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RuDii Gröbe
5 Months Ago

Anita


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Chrystal Lynn
5 Months Ago

Justin Gibson


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Jennifer Griffiths
5 Months Ago

Gemma Rees let's make it maybe do a vegan cheese making day


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Gemma Rees
10 Jan 2016

Ooh looks good!

Jennifer Gonzalez
5 Months Ago

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